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International Studies, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #601 (QS) , OR,
We offer an interdisciplinary M.A. degree in international studies for students who contemplate careers in international affairs, international development, diplomacy, international organizations, or domestic organizations with an international focus. 

About

The degree program can be tailored to meet the unique professional needs of each student. In close consultation with a faculty adviser, the student develops a program that combines expertise in a specific professional area with interdisciplinary training in international studies. Areas of professional concentration include comparative development, cross-cultural training, cultural arts, environment, food and food systems, gender and development, health, international community development, international education, international tourism, journalism, migration, non-profit management, and public policy and planning. Concentrations in other professional areas can be arranged.

Graduates of the Department of International Studies serve as international technical advisers, career diplomats, community development professionals, international business and trade experts, analysts in developing countries, international educators, administrators of international programs, and cross-cultural communication consultants.

Accreditation

The University of Oregon is a member of the exclusiveAssociation of American Universities(AAU).

The Lundquist College of Business and the Accounting department are both accredited by theAssociation to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business(AACSB).

Programme Structure

In consultation with their faculty advisor, students identify a professional concentration. Suggested areas include the following:

  • comparative development
  • cross-cultural training
  • cultural arts
  • environment
  • food and food systems
  • gender and development
  • health
  • international community development
  • international education
  • international tourism
  • journalism
  • migration
  • nonprofit management
  • public policy and planning

Concentrations in other professional areas can be arranged.

Audience

International students are encouraged to apply. Study programs are designed to meet students’ professional needs and those of their home countries. As many as half the program’s graduate students are international students.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    73-76 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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  • Minimum required score:

    575

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3.3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

The applicant must be a graduate of an accredited four-year college or university with a grade point average (GPA) of 3.30 or better in all academic work.

GRE score is required. The application process is online.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    35211 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 35211 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    35211 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 35211 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Eugene

  • 970 - 1380 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding


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